George Vernon Selman

26 Apr 1884 - 25 Apr 1963

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George Vernon Selman

26 Apr 1884 - 25 Apr 1963
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I, George Vernon Selman, was born in Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah on April 26, 1884, the son of Mormon Vernon Selman and Lavinia Elizabeth Williams. My father was born at Heath Farm, Whitchurch, South Wales and immigrated to Utah in 1866. My mother was born in Birmingham, England and came to Utah

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George Vernon Selman

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE VERNON SELMAN

Contributor: dfarmer55 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

I, George Vernon Selman, was born in Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah on April 26, 1884, the son of Mormon Vernon Selman and Lavinia Elizabeth Williams. My father was born at Heath Farm, Whitchurch, South Wales and immigrated to Utah in 1866. My mother was born in Birmingham, England and came to Utah in 1864. They were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, November 30, 1878. They made their home in Indianola where my father had been called by Brigham Young on a mission to teach the Indians. His mission lasted twenty two years. I was the third of eleven children born to this union: Rachel Elizabeth, Martha Ann, George Vernon, Joseph Hyrum, Lavina Jane, Sophia, Isaac, Alma Giles, Robert William, Abner Oliver, and Mary. I received my education in a one room building where children of all ages were taught reading, writing and arithmetic. My childhood was spent enjoying the companionship of both white and Indian playmates. In 1901 we moved to Vineyard Ward, near Provo, and from there to Provo Bench which is now Orem, Utah, where my father was engaged in farming. As a young man I did construction work on railroads and canals during the summer and worked in the Ore mines in the winter. May 8, 1907, 1 was married to Ellatherina McEwan in the Salt Lake Temple. She was the daughter of Joseph T. McEwan and Irinda Crandall. She was born June 6, 1887 in Provo, Utah. We made our home in Orem where I engaged in farming. Seven children, five girls and two boys were born to us: Cleah was born February 8, 1908, Naomi was born June 10, 1910, Thelma was born October 3 0, 1911, Evelyn was born December 27, 1913, Vernon was born December 30, 1915, Leona was born September 17, 1920, and Orrin M. on December 13, 1923. On September 19, 1929, my wife was fatally injured in an automobile accident. At that time Cleah was a missionary for the LDS Church in the Northwestern Mission. On February 26,1931, 1 married Zina Ann Muhlestein Rieske in the Salt Lake Temple. She was the widow of Samuel Rieske Jr. She is the daughter of John Nicholas Muhlestein and Martha Josephine Liechty, whose parents immigrated to Utah from Bern, Switzerland in 1863. Her father was engaged in farming in east Provo. She attended the Page and B. Y. High schools. She was married to Samuel Rieske, Jr. on June 15, 1921, in Provo. They made their home on a ranch in Provo Canyon, near Deer Creek Dam, where here was accidently killed by a fall from a barn, July 30, 1927, leaving her with three small children, two girls and a boy: John, Dorothy, and Beverly. She then moved to Provo and made her home there until our marriage. We were blessed with one son, DeLon M. born July 17, 1932. Now we have hers, mine and ours. Since our marriage she has been active in Relief Society, MIA, Primary and Sunday School. She was President of the Relief Society for several years being the first R. S. president of the Orem First Ward. She has served in the MIA in both ward and stake. At the present time she teaches a Sunday School class. As a youth I held offices in each of the quorums of the Priesthood and I have worked with my wife on both the Old Folks and Genealogical committees. At the present time I am a Ward Teacher and Secretary of the High Priest Quorum. Sorrow came to our home July 1, 1935, when my son, Vernon, died of a heart ailment at the age of 19. The again in December of 1945, when my daughter, Thelma Selman Hope, passed away at the age of 34. Her husband had been killed a few months previously while on active duty in the army in World War II. We feel that we have been blessed as all of our ten married children have been sealed for time and eternity in the temple. George Vernon Selman died April 25, 1963, and was buried April 27, 1963, in the Provo City Cemetery. He died from a heart attack following an illness of the glands and Leukemia. At the time of his death he had 29 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 17 step- grandchildren. Written January 1955

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE VERNON SELMAN

Contributor: dfarmer55 Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Written January 1955 I, George Vernon Selman, was born in Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah on April 26, 1884, the son of Mormon Vernon Selman and Lavinia Elizabeth Williams. My father was born at Heath Farm, Whitchurch, South Wales and immigrated to Utah in 1866. My mother was born in Birmingham, England and came to Utah in 1864. They were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, November 30, 1878. They made their home in Indianola where my father had been called by Brigham Young on a mission to teach the Indians. His mission lasted twenty two years. I was the third of eleven children born to this union: Rachel Elizabeth, Martha Ann, George Vernon, Joseph Hyrum, Lavina Jane, Sophia, Isaac, Alma Giles, Robert William, Abner Oliver, and Mary. I received my education in a one room building where children of all ages were taught reading, writing and arithmetic. My childhood was spent enjoying the companionship of both white and Indian playmates. In 1901 we moved to Vineyard Ward, near Provo, and from there to Provo Bench which is now Orem, Utah, where my father was engaged in farming. As a young man I did construction work on railroads and canals during the summer and worked in the Ore mines in the winter. May 8, 1907, 1 was married to Ellatherina McEwan in the Salt Lake Temple. She was the daughter of Joseph T. McEwan and Irinda Crandall. She was born June 6, 1887 in Provo, Utah. We made our home in Orem where I engaged in farming. Seven children, five girls and two boys were born to us: Cleah was born February 8, 1908, Naomi was born June 10, 1910, Thelma was born October 3 0, 1911, Evelyn was born December 27, 1913, Vernon was born December 30, 1915, Leona was born September 17, 1920, and Orrin M. on December 13, 1923. On September 19, 1929, my wife was fatally injured in an automobile accident. At that time Cleah was a missionary for the LDS Church in the Northwestern Mission. On February 26,1931, 1 married Zina Ann Muhlestein Rieske in the Salt Lake Temple. She was the widow of Samuel Rieske Jr. She is the daughter of John Nicholas Muhlestein and Martha Josephine Liechty, whose parents immigrated to Utah from Bern, Switzerland in 1863. Her father was engaged in farming in east Provo. She attended the Page and B. Y. High schools. She was married to Samuel Rieske, Jr. on June 15, 1921, in Provo. They made their home on a ranch in Provo Canyon, near Deer Creek Dam, where here was accidently killed by a fall from a barn, July 30, 1927, leaving her with three small children, two girls and a boy: John, Dorothy, and Beverly. She then moved to Provo and made her home there until our marriage. We were blessed with one son, DeLon M. born July 17, 1932. Now we have hers, mine and ours. Since our marriage she has been active in Relief Society, MIA, Primary and Sunday School. She was President of the Relief Society for several years being the first R. S. president of the Orem First Ward. She has served in the MIA in both ward and stake. At the present time she teaches a Sunday School class. As a youth I held offices in each of the quorums of the Priesthood and I have worked with my wife on both the Old Folks and Genealogical committees. At the present time I am a Ward Teacher and Secretary of the High Priest Quorum. Sorrow came to our home July 1, 1935, when my son, Vernon, died of a heart ailment at the age of 19. The again in December of 1945, when my daughter, Thelma Selman Hope, passed away at the age of 34. Her husband had been killed a few months previously while on active duty in the army in World War II. We feel that we have been blessed as all of our ten married children have been sealed for time and eternity in the temple. ___________________ George Vernon Selman died April 25, 1963, and was buried April 27, 1963, in the Provo City Cemetery. He died from a heart attack following an illness of the glands and Leukemia. At the time of his death he had 29 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 17 step- grandchildren.

Life timeline of George Vernon Selman

1884
George Vernon Selman was born on 26 Apr 1884
George Vernon Selman was 9 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
George Vernon Selman was 20 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
George Vernon Selman was 30 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
George Vernon Selman was 46 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
George Vernon Selman was 55 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
George Vernon Selman was 61 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
George Vernon Selman was 73 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
George Vernon Selman died on 25 Apr 1963 at the age of 79
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